muscle pain

9 Foam Roller Dos and Don’ts

Lisa Truesdale by Lisa Truesdale | March 21st, 2016 | 1 Comment
topic: Health & Wellness | tags: fitness tips, foam roller, foam rolling, muscle pain, restore, self-myofascial release, tips, workout tips

You’re experiencing pain or muscle aches, and your personal trainer, physical therapist, or physician suggests trying a foam roller. So you pick one up the first chance you get, take it home, and unpack it…but now what?

7 Signs That It’s Time to Recharge

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | February 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: body, burnout, cardio, cool-down, depression, energy, exercise, fatigue, Fitness, headaches, high intensity, injuries, injury, interval training, low intensity, muscle pain, performance, recovery, repair, resolution, rest, sets, sleep, tears, the firm, thirst, time off, work out, workout

The FIRM Recovery blog

We are still early into 2011, so talking about recharging our batteries and taking a rest might sound crazy. However, it’s important to remember that sufficient rest and recovery periods are necessary to avoid burnout and injuries, as well as to get the best results possible from our exercise routines.

Check out this list of signs to see if you may need a little recharging:

3 Exercises to Shoo Away Shin Splints

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | March 29th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: cross-training, leg pain, muscle pain, orthotics, overpronation, oversupination, power walking, pronate, pronation, runners, running, shin splints, shins, shoe inserts, stretching, supinate, supination, underpronation, walkers

Trail runner's shinsShin splints. Just hearing those words hurts.

For those of you who have experienced them, you understand how this little bit of nagging pain in your shins can sideline you for days or weeks on end. I hear a lot of complaints from clients and friends at this time of the year when people are starting up new spring walking/running routines. Everyone is excited to become more active in the warmer weather, but some become derailed by shin splints.